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Cultural Learning in Elementary

Oct 3, 2018 8:59:07 AM / by Patrick Davis posted in montessori, foundational decade, elementary, critical thinking, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School, great lessons, cultural learning


This article originally appeared in Kingsley's Spring 2018 issue of The New Kingsleyan . Written by Kingsley Lower Elementary Teacher Caroline Locke and Upper Elementary Teacher Patrick Davis.

Kingsley's Cultural Curriculum

As anyone who knows an elementary student can attest, two of the most frequent questions that they ask are: why and how? “Why do the days get shorter in the fall?” “Why are whales mammals and not fish?” “Why are there so many different countries in the world?” “How big is the sun?”

The move from Preschool to Elementary indicates a remarkable shift in a student’s perspective of the world. During the first six years of life, a child is only aware of oneself and one’s immediate environment. As children enter the second plane of development and Elementary school, they begin to connect more meaningfully to society and expand their consciousness of the world beyond them.

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Tech Integration and Critical Thinking at Kingsley

Mar 30, 2018 10:37:55 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, k-12, independent school, Montessori School, technology, critical thinking, technology in school, tech integration, fostering critical thinking


The advancement of pedagogy with technology is transforming the Kingsley experience.

Technology Integration at Kingsley

At Kingsley, technology integration in the Elementary program is thoughtfully planned and executed, with the goal of building critical thinking skills, along with technical and digital fluency. We view relevant technology as tools designed to increase student productivity and practice while supporting important instructional goals. Through specialized programs with Co-Curricular teachers (science, technology and innovation, library) technology is integrated into daily learning. Students view their technology resources as just that–resources; valuable tools that can be combined and used in creative, purposeful ways.

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